The Staged Care Project

Rehabilitation Interventions for the treatment of AOD challenges among Women with children (0-10yo)

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How will the funding be spent?

The funding will be spent to renovate and furnish 3 accommodation settings to be used as an inpatient residential care centres for women with children facing AOD challenge.

How will the project be delivered?

The staged care model propose a solution base therapy and empowerment model using a six-stage approach to provide focused therapy and treatment for people living with AOD challenges. The stages which are tightly intertwined are outlined below:
1. Drug rehabilitation and trauma informed care
2. Counselling and mentoring
3. Case management and counselling
4. Mentoring, traineeship and apprenticeship and Case Management program
5. Case Management, Stability, Security, Employment
6. Cessation

How many people will directly benefit from this project?


How will you measure the impact of this project?

Outcome 1: reduction in AOD among participating families with children
Outcome 2: reduction in the misuse of AOD among participating clients after cessation of service

How will the project fit this year's theme of ‘Connect, Grow, Build, Belong’?

The project will address issues of social disadvantage as well as create opportunity for empowerment and economic security. The intended beneficiaries of the program are families with children affected by AOD, Mental Health and other comorbidity challenges living in South Australia. We prioritise families with children in a residential program to reduce the number of children removed from their biological families and support the continuity in family socio-cultural values.

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Organisation details

Organisation Name

The Bridge Foundation Incorporated

What does this organisation do?

Founded in 2017, The Bridge Foundation Incorporation provides quality assessments, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and counselling services. We undertake comprehensive Case Management model with other stakeholders in the community to achieve a robust and positive outcome for our clients. The organisation has a strong commitment to providing accessible, high quality clinical services to children, young people, parents, couples, individuals and families. We are committed to working towards the achievement of a healthy community where everyone can contribute positively base on social work Ecological Theory and Principles. At The Bridge Foundation, we apply Social Work Theories and Frameworks in providing support for individuals (children, youth and adult) and families by being The Bridge between our clients and the community they live in.
There is an increasing evidence of the intergeneration effect of trauma, abuse and neglect and its lasting effect on community. We identify that our community is a ‘living’ organism with interactive webs of ties among organisations, neighbourhoods, families, and friends. We understand that the health of the community is directly related to the health of the people who are members of the community through the Social Work Ecological framework doctrines. The Bridge Foundation is therefore founded on this framework knowing that the important determinants of health-related behaviour change are embedded in the relationship that tie individuals to organisations, neighbourhood, families and friends in their community.
The Bridge Foundation specifically intends to engage in Community Development activities that promotes participation of women with children (living with challenges of AOD), CALD and Aboriginal people to engage in social and economic activities in the community they live in. Our primary aim is to improve Community competence and Health, Social support functions for community participation, social change and empowerment through inclusive practices.


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Breda McAlinden

01 May 2017

I strongly support The Staged Care Project providing Rehabilitation treatment for mothers with children in their care. This Project will support mothers to seek support with AOD concerns whilst having their children remain in their care. Government funding that is been spend on caring for children who have been removed, can be spent in supporting families to stay together. This will also reflect in children's wellbeing and reduced trauma for children who are been removed from their families. In South Australia there are no facilities for parents with children to received intensive rehabilitation treatment for their AOD concerns and there is strong evidence that long term (3 - 6 months) inpatient treatment facilities achieve better outcomes in patients recovery.